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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relationship between president obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >> they are. it's -- was noteworthy that the president he felt closest to was bill clinton because they had more in common and that mandela and obama. mandela has the joy in the robust give and take of politics. the schmoozing. the deal-making. the stage craft. the theater. obama is more cerebral. he doesn't seem to enjoy going up and shaking hands and the favors. >> speaking of the political theater. we have the video. you were with mandela
NBC
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
president obama spoke of his appreciation for nelson mandela and his struggle. >> the questions we face today, how to promote equality and justice, how to uphold freedom and human rights, how to end conflict and sectarian war, these things do not have easy answers. but there were no easy answers in front of that child born in world war i, nelson mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done. >> it poured rain during the entire ceremony, rain which in south africa is considered good luck. it appears the rain kept the crowds smaller. the stadium holds 95,000 people. it was about two-thirds full. >> for three days nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building in pretoria where he was sworn in as president in 1994. each morning his coffin will be carry fluid the streets to give as many as possible to pay final respects. a funeral willen sunday at his childhood village. head to nbcbayarea.com and search nelson mandela. >> if you are up early with us this morning, may want to think about what you're going to wear. dress in layers, i would think. >> brilli
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
your thoughts on president obama spoke the day nelson mandela passed away. from your experience with him as a candidate and through the beginning of his presidency, mandela was a larger than life figure for all of us but especially for this president there's a resonance there i'd love to get your thoughts on. >> i'm reminded -- when i heard the news i was reminded in august 2006, i had the opportunity on a trip through africa with then senator obama. we spent half a day on robben island where nelson mandela spent 18 years of his life in a cell. i remember walking into that cell. i remember walking around the grounds. i remember going to the limestone quarries where they were made to basically crush rock to pass the time. i was trying to explain to my 10-year-old who was watching on tv that this person nelson mandela had died. walking my son through what nelson mandela had gone through. i thought, you know, hopefully what it teaches everybody is to have the ability -- if nelson mandela could put aside three decades or more of hostility, of violence, of just what he had to go thro
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
is not the time for president obama to be embracing him. nelson mandela was great friends with bill clinton and barack obama and he was friends with gaddafi and castro. he's like the man of the year, nelson mandela, the time of all this global strife he still has a role as healing agent, bringing different people together on stage. >> and that's in fact something that mandela's former personal assistant said, tomorrow people should all be honoring their relationship with madiba, if it means shaking hands with the enemy, yes, i would like to see that. that is what nelson mandela was and is bringing people together despite their differences. i guess that's the point is what could be more of a tribute to nelson mandela than people who'd normally would not talk, talking, and i'm not saying they have to be embracing or back slapping or even smiling, but talking. that would, i, might argue, be the greatest trigg tribute to nelson mandela that could you have at a nelson mandela memorial. >> you know how we have our state of the union addresses. and everybody watches the body language. obvi
KRON
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
johannesburg, president obama sestet nelson mandela are earned his place in history through struggle, but shrewdness, perseverance and faith. obama is eulogizing of the former south african president at a memorial service in johannesburg. he compared to mandela until mahatma gandhi, martin luther king jr. and abraham lincoln. obama is urging the world to act on mandela's legacy by fighting any quality, poverty and racism. he says in progress in the united states and south africa must not cloud the fact is there's still work to be done. he says the south africa shows us that we can change. obama calls mandela of the last great liberator of the 21st century, and says that he thinks about how to apply mandela's lessons to himself as a man and as a president. >> sadly there has been some controversy at the memorial including president obama shaking hands with cuban communist leader raul castro. some of the african presidents jacob zuma drowned out by the booes. garrido complete text of president obama speech on our website ed kron4.com >> already there has been for homeless deaths of a s
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
president obama. >> i think the symbolic value is that what nelson mandela fought for building a rainbow nation represented when barack obama, the president of the united states stands up there, a young man who started his political and policy career marching as a foot soldier around anti-apartheid and now comes as the head of the free world. it's befitting, it shows achievement and something that nelson mandela would be most proud of. >> i got to tell few. i love the picture of the presidents over there bringing both parties together. george w. bush, a man yesterday we were talking about who actually as a president who did more for africa than any other president. >> that's right. >> which is a legacy. part of that bush legacy you don't hear but you have three presidents down there in george w. bush and bill clinton and barack obama who i think represent us very well especially at this time. >> absolutely. you know, you go back to the relationship that mandela had with all these men and how personal it seemed with all of them when president obama came out on thursday and made his statem
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
. that stayed with president obama all through his life. nelson mandela was sort of always with president obama, and as you heard in the white house briefing room, he said nelson mandela is no longer with us, he is with the ages. president obama tried to visit nelson mandela over the summer when the president was traveling across africa. he was not able to do that, because nelson mandela was sick, but he was able to visit with the civil rights and anti-apartheid icon back in 2005 when barack obama was a member of the united states senate, and that was a meeting that has always stayed with p.m. many of the as a matter of fact arier this month he held a screening of a movie on nelson mandela's life here at the white house, where he also met with mandela's two daughters. >>> today he's gone home, lost one of the most inspirational, courageous, that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> the president of the united states speaking out. we've got some other guests, but mr. ambassador, you're here, you just heard jim acosta sources are now saying the president will go. the s
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
of their leader, nelson mandela. >> that was a video birthday message that president obama prepared for nelson mandela back in 2008. we've got much more ahead. please stay with us. ooh, homemade soup! yeah... [ male announcer ] campbell's homestyle soup with farm grown veggies. just like yours. huh. [ male announcer ] and roasted white meat chicken. just like yours. [ male announcer ] you'll think it's homemade. i love this show. [ male announcer ] try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> he's now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. >> african president jacob zuma earlier tonight announcing the death of nelson mandela. mr. mandela was hospitalized in june because of a lung condition. at one point, mr. mandela was placed on life support. his family gathered, seemingly getting ready to say good-bye. for several days in late june the whole world braised for the word of mr. mandela's passing. everybody from president obama and ban ki-moon offere
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> first lady michelle obama expressing the thoughts of so many when it comes to nelson mandela. >> many well-known others, of course, taking to social media to have their say about him. abc's jim avila reports. >> reporter: nelson mandela made history in grainy black and white. but his death was fully covered by modern social media, approaching 4 million tweets in the first two hours after his death was announced. former president bill clinton posting this picture. a handshake and the words, i will never forget my friend, madiba. and on facebook, george w. bush, president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace. and our world is better off because of his example. it's the type of worldwide experience that draws young and old, black and white, to share feelings. south african native actress charlize theron. my thoughts and love go out to the mandela family. rest in peace, madiba. you will be missed. but your impact on this world will live forever. director spike lee posted this picture with a simple message. and
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
test test test test >>> president obama is urging the world to embrace nelson mandela's universal message of peace and justice. the president was one of nearly 100 world leaders in south africa today to remember one of the political icons of the 20th century. senior foreign affairs correspondents is in south africa tonight. >> it was one of the biggest memorial in recent decades. heads of government and celebrities from around the world came to pay respects do nelson mandela at a massive gathering. >> i welcome all of you. >> they joined tens of thousands of south africans who converged on a huge soccer stadium in johannesberg. the crowds were smaller than expected. those who came were enthusiastic. >> we are celebrating our father who led us out of oppression. >> u.n. secretary banky moon. >> we join together for a mighty celebration of a mighty life. >> president obama seemed to get the most attention, greeting on his way to the podium, long time adversary raul castro. mr. obama called mandela the last great liberator of the 20th century. >> his struggle was your struggle. his t
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
nelson mandela's death, president obama ordered flags to be flown at half staff. one citizen says no, that is not right. why not? it seems like a gesture of respect. why isn't he lowering the flag? >> pickens county sheriff rick clark doesn't think it has place in south carolina in his county. he says this type of honor should be reserved for americans. nelson mandela is not an her can. he laid out his argument to our local affiliate, whns. take a listen. >> so a sign of respect for what nelson mandela has done. i have no problem with lowering in south africa for their country. but in our country, it is for our people who have sacrificed for our country. >> rick clark says it is the right thing to do at u.s. embassy in south africa but no place here at home. it had been quite easy to keep the flag at half staff. they had a deputy die earlier this week. they already had the flag half staff. they were also honoring pearl harbor. so it would have been easy for them to keep it up. >> he has some support. people say he is doing the right thing. what is the feedback? >> it is overwhelming
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
respects to civil rights legend nelson mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is pre
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
president obama to be embracing him. nelson mandela was great friends with bill clinton and barack obama and he was friends with gaddafi and castro. he's like the man of the year, nelson mandela, the time of all this global strife he still has a role as healing agent, bringing different people together on stage. >> and that's in fact something that mandela's former personal assistant said, tomorrow people should all be honoring their relationship with madiba, if it means shaking hands with the enemy, yes, i would like to see that. that is what nelson mandela was and is bringing people together despite their differences. i guess that's the point is what could be more of a tribute to nelson mandela than people who'd normally would not talk, talking, and i'm not saying they have to be embracing or back slapping or even smiling, but talking. that would, i, might argue, be the greatest tribute to nelson mandela that could you have at a nelson mandela memorial. >> you know how we have our state of the union addresses. and everybody watches the body language. obviously that's going to be
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
-old barack obama with the beginnings and the roots of his political career being inspired by nelson mandela and it talks about the responsibility he feels going forward to emulate and live up to the example that he set. >> who are we hearing from him and he'll? what did they have to say? aboutce the news broke his death, there has been a real out touring of statements from every possible corner of capitol hill to imagine everyone from republicans, democrats, ted , dickmitch mcconnell durbin, nancy pelosi. regardless of political ideology , there is a real outpouring of support and memories in honor of nelson mandela and his contributions. a lot of people talking about what he stood for in terms of ease and justice, the examples and he set in his own life calling on their colleagues and themselves as politicians to emulate that example. >> kathleen hunter from washington emma we are asking you to stand by because it seems we have connected with our s, injure, franz wile hotness burg. we know you try to get as close to the home as possible. describe the scene. >> i'm about 50 yards fr
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
waiting for u.s. president barack obama. he's supposed to be the next speaker up here at the nelson mandela memorial. and that was important, i think, that he made this point to crowd. because this is a memorial and it is a solemn occasion, but there really is an unusual spirit of jubilation here because of what nelson mandela meant. we'll take a quick break. when we come back, we'll be waiting for the united states president to address this crowd at the nelson mandela memorial here in south africa. stay with us. >> we've been proud of you, madiba. beat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto®, jim's on the move. jim's doctor recommended xarelto®. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce afib-related stroke risk. but xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. so jim's not
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am PST
what a magnificent soul it was. >> president obama eulogizing nelson mandela as one of the greatest leaders of our time. and in south africa, rain is a blessing. the rain pouring down on joe hanesburg as tens of thousands mourned mandela's death. hi, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. mandela remembered as a prisoner, a president and giant of history. president obama was greeted with cheers as he first sat down at the stadium. it was a chance to memorialize one of his personal heroes. >> while i will always fall short of his example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> and then one of those moments where time seemed to slow was that handshake between president obama and cuba's raul castro, bringing together two very unlikely people. now two of the nearly 100 world leaders who gathered there in solidarity, and there were some certainly memorable moments in that stadium to honor nelson mandela, the man. >> nelson mandela showed us a way with a heart larger than this stadium. >> joining me now is nbc's ron allen. ron, this was certainly
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
has reaction from president obama to the death of nelson mandela. mike? >> about 50 minutes ago president obama came into the james brady briefing room. no secret to the fact that nelson mandela was an inspiration to the president. he told how he was not involved or interested in politics. at a student in the late "70s, early '80s, he was involved and inspired in the antiapartheid and divestiture movement. he met one time in 2006. he had visited in 2005. he had visited south africa and robin island in 2006. and the president was just in south africa over the summer, in june with his family, didn't have an opportunity to meet with nelson mandela because of health reasons. the president said he cannot fully imagine my life - his life - without the example nelson mandela set. for long as i live i will do what i can to learn from him. let's listen to more of what the president had to say. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us, as best we can, to forward the example that he set, to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
house president obama said this. >> i am one of the countless millions to drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to follow the example that he set, to make decision guided not by hate but by love, to never discounsels the difference that one person can make to strife for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> joining us now, dorian warn and msnbc's joy reid and a columnist and contributor. i don't want you to feel limited in any way by my questions. use them if they're a useful jumping off point, but i real
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> you've been listening to president obama speaking about the passing of nelson mandela. president obama clearly says he drew inspiration from mandela and one of the first things he did was to protest against apartheid to make a political statement many, many years ago. talking about some of the things that have stayed with him, what he will miss the most and talking about how nelson mandela really belongs to the ages. meant so much to -- he meant so much to so many. >> we're back right after this. >>> if you ride metro, get ready to reach a little deeper in your pocket next year. the transit agency unveiled a slew of new fare possibilities and of them mean you will pay more. debra alfarone breaks it down for us. >> bottom line, it's going to cost you more of this to ride metro's trains and buses, but how much remains a question. >> i think if fare goes up, you're going to see people start taking cabs and stuff. >> but metro is betting against that. today general manager richard sarles unveiled his plan. come july if approved it would cost an average of 15 cents more to take a bus,
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
reconciliation. if the funeral of nelson mandela, and president obama who complained on a platform of talking to enemies even if you're in a condition of great hostility, given all of those things, you're going to expect president obama to snub raul castro in front of cameras? that was unlikely to happen. >> michael smerconish, i think your take would be a quite unique. >> you can be the judge. my take is that the cuban embargo has been 100% successful in keeping the castros in power because it's given the two of them a built in bookie man for all that's wrong with their economy. i'm a believe if we had had open trade with cuba long ago the castro brothers would have fell. we should give those kids down there a taste of xboxes and see how long the castro brothers can stay in power. >> full disclosure, you have some history with the castros, no? >> as a journalist, i once was in a meeting with fidel castro, an 8-hour meeting, not that i was turned in the course of this conversation, i long believed in freedom for cuban people and disagree with the whole success of democratic and republican admini
KOFY
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
president obama said nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health sometime. >> coming up next cal athletics signs up a ben >> updating breaking story out of contra costa county. officials warning about a possible color yeens incident >> nick smith is live where the county has given the all clear. >> reporter: you know we have new information this, is what you need to know. i just got off the phone with randall sawer. he says all clear has been given. the tank has been empty, and you can, they're continuing to monitor the situation and they're doing now what is called a cause analysis thchl is a view from sky seven hd. we're over the scene moments after the announcement was given there was a shelter in place. this is what we know. the plan had been shut down since tuesday after chlorine releases today's leak was unrelated to those chlorine releases, pipes had contained water broke and contaminated the chlorine tanks. so, a shelter in place was given. what happens is that chlorine can cause severe injuries to lungs. which is what the county cal
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
president obama telephoned nelson mandela's widow to express his gratitude for the joy she brought to his life and for the shared commitment for a peaceful, fair and loving world. and a little of the love is being felled outside the home here, the mendlea home where south africans continue to gather in numbers to pay tribute to nelson mandela. people from every walk of life are using precious free time to honor madiba whether it's time out from work down the road after morning prayers from the synagogue around the corner from the mandala suburb. mandala made everyone feel special. >> to the whole country, to the whole world, nelson mandela was an icon, without him, our country could have ended up in flames. using his attitude of peace and reconciliation he brought a different ethics to the country. the different ethnic groups together. >> reporter: and he changed the future of so many young people. >> just seeing everyone here just a reminder that we're going to be okay and it's because of him and many people like him. who gave up their lives, who gave up everything so that little bla
FOX
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
mystery person, we will explain. . >>> president barack obama quickly signed it into law for nelson mandella's memorial service. that law was first passed in 1988 and is supported from both democrats and republicans and is due to expire today. >>> and children at sandy hook elementary school are preparing to mark the first anniversary of that tragedy. a man opened fire and killed 26 people. family members said they will light candles to remember the people they lost. they are asking people around the count trip to mark the occasion in a special way. >> we ask that you consider performing an act of kindness or volunteering with a charitable organization in your own local community. we hope some small measure of good may be returned to the world. >> the families have started a website called my sandy hook elementary school family and you can find out more on the website about those killed. >>> and for all victims of gun violence, two victims were killed and this man may have been mistaken by somebody else. on thursday they will join other victims and that event was organized by by the
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
curt franklin. president obama calling nelson mandela the last great liberator of the 20th century. >> he thanked president mandela for setting him on his own, what he called improbable journey to president. four american presidents there. along with 90 world leaders. much more from that coming up. >>> we're going to switch gears. and get to the strange story. a texas district attorney, fighting for her job after she was arrested for drunk driving. all of her behavior caught on tape. and despite that, she says she is refusing to resign. >>> and we have a diet soda shocker. new research that people are making the switch away from the low-calorie carbonated drinks. we're going to look at why they're not as popular as they used to be. >> a sea change in the beverage industry. >>> also -- ♪ "downton abbey." a lot of excitement, especially at the other end of this desk. the cast joining us. and look what they've brought. the tea truck, already rolled up. we're taking your questions, they are taking our orders. and we'll have it all for you. please, again, send us the questions on twit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am EST
. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka christians killed more than 200. >> this is where many christiansar sheltering, close to
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
, nelson mandela's passing. first, let's bring you up to date on your other headlines. president obama spoke out in defense of healthcare.gov in a wide-ranging interview with msnbc. the president says the website is now working and there's no reason for people to go without insurance. he defended his management of the rollout saying he is holding every cabinet member accountable. >>> no claim of responsibility yet in the shooting death of an american teacher in libya. ronald thomas smith was killed in a drive-by shooting in benghazi on thursday. his death comes days after al qaeda called for libyans to attack u.s. interests as revenge for october's capture of a suspect off the streets of tripoli. american officials are pushing authorities in libya for a vigorous investigation. >>> secretary of state john kerry meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu before returning to the united states. he was pledged to support the jewish state security throughout separate negotiations with iran and the palestinians. kerry's comments served as a peace offering to netanyahu called the d
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
memorial service for nelson mandela. dignitaries will be from all over the world. president obama has arrived in south africa. the service will begin at 1:00 a.m. we will have live coverage. it begins at 4:15 and the news begins at 4:00. >>> it is cold in the bay area, but other spots around the country have it worse. >>> a teenager is cleared for duty. will he be bake back? the field? >>> the hearing for asiana flight 214 next. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> developing tonight, new details on the asiana crash at sfo. there will be a 2-day hearing. pilots were relying on cockpit automation. officials will investigate how the auto throttle worked. 2 people were killed. 1
Univision
Dec 10, 2013 5:35am PST
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Univision
Dec 9, 2013 11:35pm PST
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NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama. >>> we are back with more of our coverage of the passing late today of nelson mandela at the age of 95. as we've been saying all evening long, reaction is pouring in including some emotional comments from president obama delivered in the briefing room in the white house west wing. for more on that, our chief white house correspondent chuck to d is standing by on the north lawn tonight. when you look at the timeline, nelson mandela springs together so many american presidents. >> reporter: he does. sort of passing the baton. but there's something about the connection that president obama himself feels with nelson mande mandela. it's something that he shared tonight in a very powerful and poignant statement. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
bush, president obama all had very deep conversations, president clinton, with nelson mandela. and they all took his example and tried to figure out how do they embody it. his legacy to the united states is huge as it is to the rest of the world. and i think he taught us that we need to rise above the petty politics that can divide us. and i think his lesson is more relevant today than ever and whether it's in congress or in syria that we can all learn from his example. >> marc, here's the thing, he was not afraid to speak truth to power. not just in his country but in this country as well. >> it's so critical to remember and understand the evolution of the relationship between the official position of the united states and the emerging republic of south africa. because in the 1970s and in the 1980s, united states official foreign policy sided with the apartheid regime. it was president reagan that vetoed sanctions which really came about because of student activism and community activism. i was proud to be a part of those efforts. the divestment efforts. that movement helped to change
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
clear things were not going well, then today the news. of the countless people who , president obama talked about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> that last line there from president obama, he belongs to the ages, reminiscent of another famous quote, which was after president lincoln was declared dead, standing coming forward who reportedly said, "now he belongs to the ages." just one more sign of the significance of the passing of nelson mandela. nowhere perhaps more felt, though, then in his native south africa. president jacob zuma was the one to break the news this afternoon. let's listen in. freedom andled for h
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
legacy of the man who died today. president obama paid tribute to nelson mandela today. through his fierce dignity, an unbending will to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
the e.u. >> and a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama and two former presidents expected to attend the memorial service for the late former president. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. as a power struggle grips thailand the prime minister calls for fresh elections. the thousands of protesters in the capital say it's not enough. wayne hay has the latest from bangkok. >> there's no indication from the anti-government protesters that the announcement from the prime minister yingluck shinawatra, that she will dissolve parliament. the goals have changed. they said they would accept the solution and the resignation of the prime minister. that changed into the goal being the removal of the thaksin shinawatra regime - referring to the former prime minister ousted in a coup in 2006 and lives in self-impressed exile. his cysister, yingluck shinawat is the prime minister at the moment. >> at the moment they are continuing a push towards of the office of the prime minister, government house, where they say this will be their final attempt to remove this go.
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadium holds some 95,000 people, but authorities are bracing to see a whole lot more. south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believ
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
president barack obama made sure nelson mandela was there. >> in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and courage. >> mandela came to america june 1990, five months after the release from prison arriving first in new york for a parade down the canyon of heros. the big apple capper yankees stadium. >> you know who i am. i am a yankee. >> reporter: from there to the white house where mandela's cause was not always embraced and a meeting with the first president bush. >> may god bless you and the people of south africa. thank you. >> then an address to congress. >> you have given us the power to join hands with all people of countries to fight for the victory of democracy and human rights throughout the world. >> we mentioned bushes are flying with the first family. so is former secretary of state hillary clinton. former president clinton and daughter chelsea will go separate. >> they're working out you logistics. >> very chaotic situation. >>> more than 50 million people live in south africa. the loss of mandela is bringing them together like never before. houses of wor
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:05am PST
outside of the box. i think nelson mandela set that path -- set that path and order for president obama. in openness to various viewpoints. obama's tendency to be bipartisan, i think, is pre-dated by nelson mandela's ability to bring so many pooh peoples together. both as an activist and president. >> that's what i want to talk about dr. fraiser, not only a revolution and freedom fighter but a statesman as the first elected black president of his country. that's a transition not all revolutionaries can make. >> that's correct. many continue to govern as populous. i think that president mandela actually not only reached out to the all of his people to try to bring them together and reconcile them but did so with an inclusive division. he didn't have to veer far from the traditions of his own political party. >> one of the things that i think president obama will talk about today in his brief remarks, we're told, 10 to 15 minutes, is that this was not all foreordained. the early days when president mandela was elected were tenuous times where so many of his supporters were still, i guess
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
president obama than about nelson mandela. >> no, he didn't. >> but there was how nelson mandela was an inspiration to him, it felt like a narcissistic speech. >> honorable, respectful, all you want to think about your president, but not when he does a selfie, at this memorial, are you snapping selfies? >> there was a photograph of president bush with bono, who are friends. but i think what this funeral did is bring a lot of different people together for the benefit of africa. let me defend president obama right now, that is not his phone. it would be awkward for him to say i'm not taking a photograph because then a.p. would have getten a picture of him not getting the picture. i think mrs. obama said it all, can we have a little decorum right now. >> and have you seen the leader of denmark. she is hot. that is one hot woman. >> what are you suggesting? >> well, she's a good-looking woman and she offered to take a picture with him. michelle obama doesn't look very happy about it. that was my take on it. that was my read from the photo. a photo says a million words. >> can i say one thin
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> that was a video birthday message that president obama prepared for nelson mandela back in 2008. we've got much more ahead. please stay with us. [ male announcer ] this is george. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ because you can't beat zero heartburn. woo hoo! [ male announcer ] prilosec otc is the number one doctor recommended frequent heartburn medicine for 8 straight years. one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest s son. our people have lost a father. although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. >> african president jacob zuma earlier tonight, announcing the death of nelson mandela in south africa. mr. mande del della was hospitalized this past june. in late june, his condition went from serious to critical and at one point mr. mandela was placed on life-support. his family gathered, seemingly getting ready to
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
, george w. bush issuing a statement. -- president obama shortly after the announcement of nelson mandela's death spoke to reporters on his thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela close to statement saying i have fought against white domination. i have fought against black domination. ahave cherished the ideas of democratic and free society in which all persons live together with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i will hope to live for and to achieve. if needs be, it is an idea for which i'm prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and made it real. be achieve more than could expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. any of us will ever spend time with on this earth. no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. he sacrificed his own will for the freedom of others. his journey from a prisoner to a present embodied the promise that human beings and country can change for the better. the
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
life of nelson mandela. president obama reacts to the death of the leader. >> and arctic air is keeping temperatures in the country low. coming up, the snow and ice wreaking havoc on the roads. >> freezing temperatures again today but clouds moving in closer maybe some rain and snow too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we just got an update from pg&e. a third power outage now in beech leaves more than 4,000 customers in the dark in benicia. we'll have the latest on the streets impacted plus the rest of your morning drive all coming up. ,,,,,,,, [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? history in his hands and be the arc of the moral univer towards justice. may god bls his memory and keep him in peace." president obama will attend state funeral for nelson maa in >>> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that n
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
. lets talk about what's going on. tuesday, nelson mandela's memorial service, president obama, former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton, all going to attend. move on to "times" person of the year. "times" editors choosing the person of the year who had such an impact or people talked about so much. as for the online poll, we know egypt's defense minister came out on top followed by others such as new jersey chris christie, amazon ceo jeff besos. and yes, miley cyrus as well. friday, lets talk about budget negotiation deadlines for congress. uh-huh. getting it done is going to avoid another federal shutdown. we'll see if it happens. saturday the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook shooting tragedy. one year ago a gunman opened fire in a connecticut elementary school killing 26 people, most of them young children. who can forget that day. i know you remember where you were that moment you heard about it. sunday nelson mandela will be laid to rest, funeral and burial will be on the grounds of the leader's childhood home. they are going to erect a large tent. everyone who attends
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
words from the president of south africa. melissa: here is president obama. let's listen in. >> nelson mandela closed statement from the dock saying, i have fought against white domination. and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous an profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will, to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, madiba transformed south africa and moved all of us, his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitm
FOX
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
to celebrate life. >> reporter: president obama is one of a dozen leaders remembering nelson mandela who passed away last week at 95. thousands packed into the stadium to bid farewell to nelson mandela. >> when it rains, when you are buried it means that you are welcoming you in the gates of heaven. [ cheers ] >> reporter: while there was sadness over the loss of the leader, the atmosphere was more like a celebration. those who new mandela best spoke about his legacy. >> [inaudible] >> he gave us hope when there was none. >> reporter: that hope inspired millions. the memorial brought people together if only for the day, including president obama who shook hands with raul castro, cuban's president. during the president's address, he cited mandella as an inspiration. >> while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. >> reporter: certainly it was a day of celebration in south africa and all of those world leaders that came here were welcomed with opened arms in this wild and wet day. president obama was joined by george with the w. bush, carter
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am PST
presidents and almost 100 heads of state are honoring the life of nelson mandela. president obama is set to speak and we will take you there live when it happens. >> speaking of president obama, thanks for the health care. by the way, you may lose your plan now, you may lose your doctor. and you know what? it could get even worse. >> the list of drugs the plans cover in many cases aren't very long. if the drugs aren't covered, you're on your
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
the pimco ceo get his take. president barack obama calls nelson mandela an example all aspire to.ould the president will likely attend mandela's funeral. japan's prime minister tells bloomberg he would like -- we have an exclusive interview later this hour. -- rate fell.te i want to bring in the chief washington correspondent peter cook and mike. you have been giving -- digging into the household survey and what that tells us about the market. >> yes. ist is really important here not only the level of the unemployment rate but the number of jobs created 818,000. the tin hat folks will love that. is a lot of job creation in the household survey. it is good news. for a look at the numbers the overall jobless rate come out to three digits. this month came in at 7.023%. below a six handle. the fed has been talking for 6.5% threshold. it will start a lot of hope among people out there that the job market is getting better. december they fall to a six percent number. >> building on that and what the will it be, how much on ben bernanke do something in december versus letting janet yellen ha
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
house next. president obama on the death of former south african residents nelson mandela. >> nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying, "i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today, he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. .e no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages. dignity andfierce unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from imprisonment to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
receipts trying to prove that the play station was obtained illegally. >>> president barack obama is on his way to attend memorial services for nelson mandella. this is the first lady getting on air force one and former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton are also traveling with the observe's on -- obamas on air force one. many others are traveling as well but separately. george w. bush will not be attending because he is too old to travel long distances. >>> vice-president biden and his wife jill went to the south africa embassy and there they signed the book in mourning over the death of nelson mandella. abide by called nelson mandella the most remarkable man he had ever met. >> people gathered to pay respects and tomorrow a public member nor you' all -- memorial service will be held seating 9 5,000 people. they will also on sunday nelson mandella will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. >>> and during the morning commute, we will tell you what led up to this standoff between demonstrators and a google bus. and a man cut off his own arm in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
tributable to nelson mandela. nelson mandela's ex-wife winnie attended a church service. president obama, george w. bush and clinton will travel to south africa for memorial services. >> we go to our correspondent at the soweto church where services wrapped up. what is significant about this church? these are some of the church members in the church listening to the service. this building was a lot of things to many people. up therefore on the painting on the wall is the painting of a great activist. we have nelson mandela, and archbishop desmond tutu. during apartheid students running from the police used to come in and hide. there were occasions that police would come in and shoot them, and several have died in this building. it's an emotional time, an historical place. it shows how far the country has come. >> you mentioned people cowering in the church. what are religious leaders saying today about madeba's passing. >> the message is simple. it was think about the good things and learn from him. one thing was be a good person. the police were saying for example, share a meal with a f
FOX
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama will attend tuesday's memorial. jimmy carter may attend as well. mandela died thursday. >>> mosque churches meditated on a man on this day of remembererance. ♪ 64-year-old joliz has been coming here her whole life. . >> he was a loving man. he came up from the island. where he is . >> reporter: she was at the heart of the uprising against apartheid. . >> i remember it being difficult for black people in this country. we used to run and come to this church to come if we were in trouble. there was no understanding between us at the time. >> reporter: like her 4-year- old grandson, starkly different. in a government, thanking the lord who saved them from revenge. >> allow them to get rid of their guilt feeling. >> reporter: today mandela's death reminds them of what they have worked for and the nation they still need to create. ♪ cnn, south africa. >> services at glide memorial church recalled mandela and his long fight against apartheid. joyful singing rang out in a startling revelation, he said he used to hate white people fo
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